What happens when millions of people are in lockdown, with next-to-no access to the physical activities they love and more screen time than ever before? Mental health issues go through the roof.
I’m feeling this on a deeply personal level. My body image struggles have resurfaced at a new intensity – one I haven’t experienced since I was a teen. I feel more self-conscious, less body-loving and more icky than usual.
And, I’m not alone.
A study from the UK found that anxiety and stress related to COVID is closely linked with body dissatisfaction and triggering eating disorders.
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